There shouldn't be too much read into this, but the Ravens' highly-anticipated first depth chart has been released. As a reminder, this is compiled by the Ravens' public relations staff.
The full depth chart is below, and here are some takeaways:
- Joe Flacco is (obviously) the starter, but Robert Griffin III is listed as the No. 2 quarterback and first-round rookie Lamar Jackson is at No. 3. This could be a case of Griffin being more game-ready right now, or the veteran taking precedence over the rookie.
- The starting offensive line, from left to right, is Ronnie Stanley, Alex Lewis, Matt Skura, Marshal Yanda and James Hurst. However, rookie right tackle Orlando Brown Jr. has taken all the first-team reps at right tackle in training camp thus far with Hurst filling in for Yanda (shoulder).
- The top tight end is Nick Boyle, followed by Maxx Williams, Vince Mayle, first-round pick Hayden Hurst, third-round pick Mark Andrews and undrafted rookie Nick Keizer. Hurst will be higher than that when the season starts, but rookies have to earn it.
- The top three wide receivers are no surprise with Michael Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead IV. The second-team starting three is Chris Moore, Breshad Perriman and Tim White. The third-team is rookie fifth-round pick Jordan Lasley, rookie fourth-round pick Jaleel Scott and veteran DeVier Posey.
- The starting 11 on defense is the same as it was at the start of last season with Brent Urban plugged back in at defensive end. Willie Henry is listed behind defensive tackle Brandon Williams and Chris Wormley is backing up nose tackle Michael Pierce.
- Veteran cornerback Brandon Carr is listed as a starting cornerback opposite Jimmy Smith with 2017 first-round pick Marlon Humphrey backing him up. While Humphrey is an up-and-coming talent, the dependable Carr has never missed a start in his 10-year career.
- Wide receiver Tim White is listed atop the depth chart at both kick returner and punt returner. Undrafted wide receiver Janarion Grant is at No. 2 and Lasley at No. 3 at both spots.